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Shedding Light On Domestic Violence

Nov 16, 2017

One in three women in the US will be the victim of abuse by an intimate partner at some point in her life.

This hour we hear the story of a domestic violence survivor in Connecticut who has rebuilt her life and now wants to help others.

We talk about local resources, including connecting with domestic violence shelters.

We also look at the unique challenges of addressing domestic violence in this country--where most intimate partner homicides involve guns.

And later--violence against women is a universal problem--we look at why it’s so common around the world.

Have you or someone you know experienced domestic violence? Where did you turn for help? 

GUESTS:

NEED HELP?

Anywhere in the US, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

In Connecticut:

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.